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The Alex Awards, 2012

YALSA’s 2012 Alex Awards were announced yesterday morning at the ALA Media Awards. The winners are (with links to the AB4T review of each title): Big Girl Small, by Rachel DeWoskin In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, by [...]

Booklist Editors’ Choice

Booklist Magazine released its Editors’ Choice lists earlier this week, including the annual Best Adult Books for Young Adults. Booklist is the only other review journal that creates a list sharing our criteria — books published for adults that have interest for young adults — so it is always fun to compare the two. Booklist [...]

Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011

The purpose of AB4T is to help librarians and other readers learn about books published for the adult market that have appeal to teens. Currently, nearly 20 librarians review for the blog. All work with teens in either public or school libraries, in a variety of settings across the country. We began work on the [...]

National Book Awards & AB4T Best of the Year

No, not the Young People’s Literature category. Many, many others have done a great job of writing about those unfortunate events. I would like to take a brief look at the NBA Fiction finalists. They are (from the NBA website): Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn (Bellevue Literary Press) Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (Random House) Julie [...]

Best Books of the Year so far, 2011

Why wait until the end of the year? With ALA Annual approaching, where we all begin to look forward to fall books, this is a good time to look back at the best of the best of the year so far. Each blog reviewer was asked to choose up to 3. We aimed (as always) [...]